Every person has to feel the influence of the environment on him every day, rather than just at one evening at the convention when you are so inspired that you seem to rise above yourself, to come out of yourself outwards and be included in the common mood, forgetting about your ego. We have to give the whole world this sensation of confidence, inspiration, ascent, and aspiration to the goal. Otherwise how can we advise the world to “join the good”?
Yet I hear from many people that they are experiencing descent and disappointment. That means we expect to receive something for our actions, but we don’t receive it and then our mood is ruined. However, a person who desires bestowal (Hafetz Hesed) is happy with his lot. What does he have? Nothing! He doesn’t even have a shirt on his back, like in the parable about a righteous man who lived in the forest. This means there is no clothing on the Light of Hochma.
He does not have the Light of Hochma or another fulfillment, yet he is still happy because he has ascended above his ego. This is the correction we have to acquire first of all. Obviously, the Creator will never give in to our stubborn persistence and He won’t become revealed. His revelation means our correction. If we attain correction which is called “reception for the sake of bestowal,” then we will begin to reveal Him.
I am the Creator’s actions. And if I receive for the sake of bestowal, then this action I make is called the Creator— the force of the Leading One that operates inside the one who’s being led. That is how we must work time after time, detaching from our egoistic desire more and more, from the calculation of: How much did I earn?
Then only the society can hold me back so I would always soar up in the sky and not fall. Only it can give me the force and the stability to justify the path, even despite the fact that I do not receive anything. I will feel proud because I don’t have anything but I still go on. I can be happy precisely because I don’t receive anything for myself and am aimed at bestowal! I check all of this and evaluate it in relation to the environment. Therefore, we have to build this environment so we would constantly, ceaselessly feel the same inspiration just like at the most exciting evening of the convention, and even more so time after time.
On one hand, we have to hold conventions and get together. But on the other hand, we have to aspire for this inspired state to remain in us constantly instead of rising and falling. It is written about the Sabbath day that completes the week that the goal is to attain the state where every day will be like the Sabbath day, meaning that there will not be any descents any longer, but there will be one non-stop ascent, the end of correction (Gmar Tikkun).
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbaalah Lesson 3/21/11, Preparation to the WE! Convention